The vast majority are evergreen trees and shrubs, some can be deciduous or semi-deciduous. Simple, elongated light green leaves. Pentamerous flowers generally yellowish and gathered.
Needs a lot of light, although it is convenient to protect it from strong midday sun in summer. It can withstand light frosts, but it is better to look for shelter in the case of stronger frosts.
It is necessary to let the surface layer of the substrate dry slightly between two watering, watching in summer that it does not suffer thirst. They prefer light and airy soils. In winter water thinly.
From spring to mid-autumn with organic fertilizer or liquid NUTRIBONSAI from MISTRAL. The fertilization must be interrupted during extremely hot summer periods.
Every 3 years, in early spring.
A mixture of 6 parts of Akadama, with 4 parts of volcanic gravel can be used; otherwise, if not available, Mistral Bonsai TERRABONSAI can also be used.
After transplanting it is convenient to water with a solution of VITABONSAI from Mistral Bonsai to accelerate the recovery of the tree.
Pruning and nipping
Can be performed in early spring.
Throughout the growing season we can perform light pinching to control the shaping of the crown.
Its branches are relatively flexible. We can practice the wiring more or less throughout the year, avoiding the times when growth stops.
Within this genus is the Syzygium aromáticum, popularly known as “clove”, widely used in cooking for being very aromatizing.